Campus Police

WSU Vancouver Department of Public Safety Services

The WSU Vancouver Public Safety Department provides the following services free of charge to all members of the Washington State University Vancouver community, employees, students, and visitors. To contact one of our officers, please call 360-546-9001, send an email to, or use our text pager at 360-690-1527.

  • Escorts - Anyone may contact a Public Safety officer for an escort to their vehicle at any time.
  • Auto-lockouts - If you lock your keys in the car, a Public Safety officer can assist you in gaining access.
  • Jump starts - Left your lights on? Battery dead? Public Safety can get your car started.
  • Police services and crime prevention - Need your valuables engraved? Need information on community resources available to assist you? Want to report an unsafe condition or suspicious circumstance? Have you been the victim of a crime? The Public Safety Department, a fully commissioned Washington State police department, is here to provide the necessary services, referrals, and information you need, investigate crimes occurring on campus, evaluate and correct unsafe conditions, and provide you with a safe environment in which to work and attend school.
    To report an emergency, crime, or suspicious circumstance, dial 911 from any campus phone. If you have any questions or need non emergency assistance or information, contact our office at 360-546-9001.
  • For more information on what to do during an emergency on campus, please download our Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Sheet (PDF) or contact our office to have a copy sent to you.

Fingerprinting services

Fingerprinting services are by appointment only. Please contact the WSU Vancouver Dept. of Public Safety at to schedule an appointment with one of our officers.The service fees for fingerprinting are $10.00 for one card and $13.00 for two cards.

Incidents in the classroom

High school and college campuses nationwide share in current and ongoing concerns regarding classroom violence and disturbances. WSU Vancouver is no exception to these concerns or to the recent focus on campus safety. Please click on the following link for the full text (PDF) document regarding campus safety procedures related to incidents in the classroom: WSU Vancouver Incidents in the Classroom (PDF).

Auto prowl prevention

Protect your property, your identity and yourself. Don't store valuables in your vehicle. Auto Prowl Prevention Tips (PDF).